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The Trump administration put its search for the Justice Department’s No. 3 official, the Associate Attorney General, on the back burner after failing to persuade several candidates to take the challenging position, the Wall Street Journal reports. The department lacks permanent, politically appointed leaders to...

For Constitution Daily, Scott Bomboy reports that in Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, “[a] divided Supreme Court said on Monday that a Colorado baker and cake artist was wrongly censored by the state of Colorado for refusing to make a cake for a...

The petition of the day is: Return Mail Inc. v. United States Postal Service 17-1594 Issues: (1) Whether the government is a “person” who may petition to institute review proceedings under the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act; and (2) whether an action under 28 U.S.C. § 1498(a) for the...

What could have been one of the most significant cases of the term turned out to be a very narrow decision of import mainly to federal defendants and criminal lawyers. The court granted certiorari on two separate questions relating to the meaning and viability of...